Double Four Patch Tutorial
I am always on the search for new patterns to add to our repertoire – be it for our Etsy shop, a bag, table runner, or just something that catches my eye. I was given this suggestion by Pinterest, based upon my posts or my searches or however their algorithm works. Do you get those emails too? Sometimes they have a few great gems in their suggestions, and this is one of them!
The pattern is called Double 4 Patch and it is found on MaryQuits.com. She has a lot of tutorials on her website, and I suspect you may see a few more of her offerings in the near future as I explore her website more. Her tutorial is found here. The finished size of each block is 8″ and the quilt pictured above is queen-size without a border (she made it for her son’s wedding) but her tutorial does show a border and the finished size at 66 x 74.
I immediately think of making a baby quilt/crib size, and a replacement for our usual nine-patch quilt. Let’s take a look at the individual blocks and how the pattern comes together rather quickly:
Strip sewing of the four-patch blocks is a necessity (for me anyway!) and this quilt top would be constructed in a breeze. Made in just two colors as shown, all the four-patch blocks are exactly the same. Whether you use a jelly roll or cut your own 2.5″ strips, for a baby quilt I would make the quilt top 5 x 7 blocks which would be approximately 40″ x 56″. The other section of each block is a 4.5″ x 4.5″ square, two for each block.
I think you would need about 1 yard of light fabric, and 1.5 yards of dark fabric for the blocks and binding (more dark fabric blocks in row 1, 3, 5, and 7). Now to determine what colors to use . . . what colors would you choose for this quilt??